Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) partners with six banks to expend its payment system & serve 9.3 Million beneficiaries in a more way

February 21, 2024
Updated 2024/02/21 at 1:05 PM
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Islamabad, Feb 21: In a landmark development, the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) today, signed an agreement with 6 Banks for disbursement of funds among its 9.3 Million beneficiary households. This impressive signing ceremony was witnessed by the Chairperson, Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib, Secretary BISP Mr. Amer Ali Ahmed, Heads of partner banks and development partners of the BISP.

Mr. Amer Ali Ahmed, secretary BISP speaking at the event explained that Initially, BISP was utilizing the services of only two banks and the contracts of same had expired some years back. However, this expansion signifies introduction of wider service provider banks thus leading to greater transparency. Bisp will annually save Rs 2 billion on account of competition introduced thru this new payment system. As a consequence there will be 15 clusters and 6 banks providing service to bisp beneficiaries. Now with broader partnership service is being provided by Bank Al Falah, Bank of Punjab, Mobilink Microfinance, Telenor Microfinance Bank, Habib Bank Limited, and HBL Microfinance. He further stated, “with beneficiary awareness and a grievance redressal system created in collaboration with banks, we are poised to overcome challenges and achieve a more responsive System”.

The Chairperson BISP Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib, in his address, emphasized the importance of collective responsibility towards uplifting the marginalized. “Irrespective of designation, as human beings and citizens of Pakistan, we must perform our duties. Through our love and respect for our women, we can bring about positive change in their lives,” he asserted. This ceremony he stated solidified the commitment of all parties involved to the mission of serving the most vulnerable members of society with dignity and transparency.

The ceremony witnessed the participation of key representatives from Bank Alfalah, Bank of Punjab, Habib Bank Limited, HBL Microfinance, Mobilink Microfinance, and Telenor Microfinance, along with representatives of international development partners.

After the ceremony, an exchange took place as representatives of the partner banks and Mr. Naveed Akbar DG NSER on behalf of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) signed the agreements.

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